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LFEPA Looks to GIS

8 May 2003

Work has commenced on the initial phase of a new strategy to help 
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority's (LFEPA) harness the benefits of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, it was announced today.

IT services and solutions provider Capula, which recently assisted LFEPA in developing its Information and IT strategies, is preparing the first phase of a GIS strategy focusing on corporate standards for address data. Among other applications, spatial data could assist the Authority in meeting regulations for reporting incidents, enabling precise locations to be allocated where a postal address is often not available, such as car parks or railway lines.

Investigations are being made into the suitability of adopting the geographical-referencing specification BS7666 and sourcing data from the National Land and Property Gazetteer.

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